Negotiating meaning in the consumption of the past.
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SMITH, F. and BROWN, M., 2014. Negotiating meaning in the consumption of the past. Journal of Fandom Studies, 2 (2), pp. 147-161.
The Internet and social networking technologies have facilitated communication between groups of retrophiles or fans of the past. The article seeks to examine motivations for retrophilic action and to discuss these ideas within the present late capitalist culture. The article discusses how retrophiles seem to use the past in order to (re)construct their individual and collective identities and it examines two recent media representations that present retrophiles in discourses of consumption and acquisition.